After a collision, you look at your vehicle and see a few dents, maybe some damaged trim, and figure it won't cost much to have it fixed. Unfortunately, what you don't see is act that those dents are going to require a new piece to replace the damaged area, or if the dents can be hammered out, the whole car is probably going to need to be painted. In addition, there may be damage to other parts that you cannot see, including the frame. Proper collision repair takes training and a lot of skill that not just anyone has. Here are a few things to look for when you need to have some work done.
You may be very surprised with the different estimates you get for collision repair. A high price does not always mean the work will be any better than a lower one. Look over the establishment. If they are in a high-end neighborhood, their rent or mortgage is probably going to be higher than someplace more casual. If they have a big front office with a lot of workers, their labor costs are going to be high. keep in mind that the business has to make enough on their work to pay for all the business expenses before they show a profit. Higher expenses mean they need to charge more.
Before you start getting any estimates, it is a good idea to do a bit of research. Check online for any reviews about the company and ask your friends, family, and coworkers for recommendations. While doing the research, be sure to find out how long they have been in business and what type of training the technicians have.
Ask about a warranty on the work done. You need to be sure that they are willing to correct any problems. While it is not common, sometimes the paint may chip or fade long before it should. Many, if not most, repair shops will offer a one year warranty on all repairs done.
Hopefully, your insurance will cover the cost of the repairs, with you having to only pay the deductible. However, till want to be sure to receive the best work possible. Don't let the insurance company tell you that you have to use the shop they choose. While it would be a good idea to get an estimate from them, you have the right to go elsewhere and the insurance will still pay the bill. Contact Exoticar Paintworks Inc for more.